On top of this, employees are asked to:
- Close shades, blinds and curtains whenever possible to reduce solar heat gain;
- Lower lighting levels where possible and turn off lights in unoccupied areas; and
- Turn off and unplug all electrical equipment not in use (computers, coffee makers, printers, chargers, etc.), especially in offices.
"If we all contribute in simple ways, we will get through these extreme conditions with minimal inconvenience," said Rick Kmiecik, director of strategic energy initiatives.
The facilities team will work hard to ensure that all cooling equipment works to keep everyone as comfortable as possible, Kmiecik said.